LCD and Viewfinder
Ricoh WG-30W has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
WG-30W doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Ricoh WG-30W can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec . Unfortunately WG-30W doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Ricoh WG-30W features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Ricoh WG-30W, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Ricoh WG-30W will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.WG-30W has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Ricoh WG-30W doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Ricoh WG-30W features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Ricoh WG-30W is powered by D-LI92 battery which provides a shooting life of 300 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
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Current Lowest price for Ricoh WG-30W is $429.99